An information manual to support anxiety-focused music interventions

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Dandridge-Evancio, Andrei Teague
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
This Final Project establishes a manual aimed at providing educators and parents with insight into the experience of childhood anxiety, the efficacy of music for reducing anxiety in children, as well as effective methods and recommended practices for music activity implementation. Given the detrimental effects children with anxiety may experience and the potential for music to reduce anxiety or to help cope with anxiety provoking situations, compiling a compendium of information on current musical interventions and best practices may enable caregivers and families to access anxiety reducing activities best suited to supporting some children. The literature review supports the project manual, the efficacy of music-based interventions for reducing anxiety, and reviews best practices involved in the administration of music-based interventions.
music therapy , anxiety , music intervention